Rocky Point Drive-In

115 N. Country Road,
Rocky Point, NY 11778

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

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The Rocky Point Drive-In was located just north of Route 25A in Rocky Point. It was another UA owned theater. It opened on June 16, 1961 with John Wayne in “The Alamo” & Billy E. Hughes in “Ole Rex”. It was closed in 1988.

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robboehm on May 12, 2020 at 7:28 am

Maybe the owner had the right idea when he didn’t sell to a developer. In this time of social distancing Drive – Ins might be resurrected. this is only one of several Long Island Drive – In sites which haven’t been developed. The other two are the Skyway in Greenport and the Flanders.

davidcoppock on May 12, 2020 at 8:25 am

Opened on 16/6/1961 with “The Alamo” and “Ole Rex”.

davidcoppock on October 3, 2020 at 11:57 pm

750 cars. Clossd in 1988.

davidcoppock on October 4, 2020 at 6:33 am

In the photo of the marquee above, the middle part of the marquee says Drive-int, instead of Drive-in(what the?), is that a error!?

robboehm on October 4, 2020 at 10:49 am

When the Drive In closed it was used as a golf driving range. The Drive In portion of the sign was covered over with new information. When the driving range closed a portion of the “cover” was removed just leaving the “int”. Don’t ask what it said. All that has been removed and the owner put a totally new sign atop the structure. See the photo section. He has had numerous opportunities to sell the property but refuses to do so. It’s really a shambles.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 4, 2020 at 11:54 am

‘int’ could have probably been the part of ‘Rocky Point’.

missthepoint on October 4, 2020 at 8:19 pm

I just posted a photo taken in 1993 of the complete driving range signage: Golf Range At Rocky Point

davidcoppock on October 5, 2020 at 1:05 am

That was clever of the man ran the golf driving range.

robboehm on October 5, 2020 at 8:21 am

So, David, there is your answer. And, Ken, you were right.

But the bottom line is the Drive-In no longer exists and what remains of the pylon and the grounds is a shambles.

missthepoint on October 5, 2020 at 9:19 am

I wonder if the neon was salvaged or saved before the upper portion was removed, it would be a shame if it was destroyed.

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